Technology Center 2600 is home to applications generally touching on audiovisual communications, including cameras, telephones, printers, and Bluetooth devices. As such, many of the technologies that come out of TC 2600 directly impact the way we see, hear, and document the modern world around us, from our computer screens to our satellite radios to our digital cameras. In terms of overall allowance rate, TC 2600 is right around the middle of the pack at 79%, which is still a bit higher than the USPTO average of 72%. In the graphs below, we’ll take a close look at several prosecution trends that have occurred in TC 2600 during the five-year period between 2013 and 2017. Please note that all metrics herein are based on published applications only and do not account for all applications filed after the USPTO's 18-month publication delay period (in this case, January 2016). For more information, hover over each of the graphs, or get started with Juristat.
A technology center's allowance rate is the percentage of applications that receive Notices of Allowance out of all disposed applications. TC 2600’s overall allowance rate is 79%, which puts it generally in the middle of the pack among all tech centers.